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Turkey wins European Greco-Roman Championships



Host Turkey won the team title at the 48th European Greco-Roman Wrestling Championships, held on its home mats in Istanbul, Turkey, May 10-13. Turkey was led by two individual champions, Seref Eroglu (58 kg) and Hamza Yerlikaya (85 kg). The Turkish team featured five individual medalists and had placewinners in all eight weight classes. Russia placed second, also with two individual champions: A. Mishine (76 kg) and A. Besroutchine (97 kg). Four Russian wrestlers claimed medals. Georgia placed third, Poland was in fourth and Bulgaria finished fifth. Rounding out the top 10 teams were Belarus (6th), Germany (7th), Armenia (8th), Hungary (9th) and Sweden (10th). INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS AND TEAM STANDINGS 54 kg - Gold - Baris Radkevich (Belarus) Silver - Ercan Yildiz (Turkey) Bronze - Dariusz Jablonski (Poland) 58 kg Gold - Peter Svenla (Czech Rep.) Silver - Irakli Tchotchva (Georgia) Bronze - Marian Sandu (Romania) 63 kg Gold - Seref Eroglu (Turkey) Silver - Tehumov Tehou (Russia) Bronze - Wlodzemierz Zawadski(Poland) 69 kg Gold - Aleksander Dokhturishvili (Georgia) Silver - M. Ivantchenko (Russia) Bronze - Movses Karapetyan (Armenia) 76 kg Gold - A. Mishine (Russia) Silver - Ara Abrahamian (Sweden) Bronze - Nazmi Avluca (Turkey) 85 kg Gold - Hamza Yerlikaya(Turkey) Silver - Marcin Letki (Poland) Bronze - Alexander Dorogan (Ukraine) 97 kg Gold - A. Besroutchine (Russia) Silver - Ali Mollov (Bulgaria) Bronze - Petru Soudreac (Romania) 130 kg Gold - Mihaly Deak Bardos (Hungary) Silver - Fatih Bakir (Turkey) Bronze - Sergey Moureyko (Bulgaria) Teams - 1. Turkey, 64 pts.; 2. Russia, 54 pts.; 3. Georgia, 35 pts.; 4. Poland, 35 pts.; 5. Bulgaria, 35 pts.; 6. Belarus, 30 pts.; 7. Germany, 21 pts.; 8. Armenia, 19 pts.; 9. Hungary, 17 pts.; 10. Sweden, 17 pts. (of 23 nations)
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